Adult Christian Education
We are called to be lifelong learners by God. CtK offers a variety of adult studies throughout the year. Classes include Confirmation/Inquirers Classes, geared toward people that are new to the Episcopal Church; a Newcomers Class geared to people interested in finding out more about CtK and how to become more involved.
Classes are updated as classes are scheduled.
Adult Forum with Fr. Frederick Masterman (“Fr. Fred”) former Canon of Education in Southeast Florida (for 13 years)
Adult Forums are held most Sundays from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. between services in the Library.
Education for Ministry
Many people think they must be ordained to be a minister. The fact is that all baptized Christians are called to be active participants in the church’s total ministry. This total ministry is nothing less than the exercise of the church’s vocation to continue the ministry of Jesus.
Education for Ministry, usually known as EfM, is a certificate program of theological education-at-a-distance of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year program, which covers the basics of a theological education.
It isn’t too soon to think about registering for Education for Ministry! According to our Mentor, Deacon Cathleen Carlton, “EfM provides an opportunity to dig deeper into the Christian faith by studying the Old and New Testaments, Christian history, and theology and a chance to reflect on connecting your own faith with life experiences.”
Details are as follows: Classes, which meet once a week from 6 to 8 p.m. for a nine-month academic year (with breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas). The fee is $375 per academic year, which includes textbooks and a resource manual. Homework is assigned and participation is required. The 2018-2019 year will meet on Wednesday’s from 6:00 until 8:30.
A Continuing Education certificate may be awarded for each of four years of study, provided the participant has not missed more than three seminars during that time. After successful completion of the four year program, a diploma from the University of the South is awarded to the graduate (more at http://efm.sewanee.edu/).
Class size is limited, so please contact Deacon Cathleen with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org